Reminder: TUF Latin America 3 With Liddell, Griffin Begins Tonight

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The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America begins this evening on UFC Fight Pass with lightweight fighters competing for a contract.

Teams will be split up and led by former UFC champions and …

TUF Latin America

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America begins this evening on UFC Fight Pass with lightweight fighters competing for a contract.

Teams will be split up and led by former UFC champions and Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.

The finale for the season is November 5 from Mexico City with Rafael dos Anjos returning for the first time since dropping his UFC lightweight title to take on Tony Ferguson.

Below is the complete list of fighters set to compete on TUF: Latin America:

John Bedoya, 5-0, Bogota, Colombia

Martin Bravo, 11-0, Rosarito, Mexico

Yasser Castillo, 5-1, 32, Nagarote, Nicaragua

Santiago Cardenas, 4-2, 30, Castro, Chile

Illanovic Chalo, 11-0, 34, Maracay, Venezuela

Jose David Flores, 5-1-1, 30, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Javier Ganin, 10-5, 30, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Alejandro Martinez, 11-1, 25, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Claudio Puelles, 7-1, 20, Lima, Peru

Fabian Quintanar, 13-2, 29, Tijuana, Mexico

Leonardo Rodriguez, 11-2-1, 31, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Marcelo Rojo, 13-4, 28, Cordoba, Argentina

Pablo Sabori, 5-0, 24, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico

Juan Villaseca, 5-0, 24, Talagante, Chile

Miguel Villegas, 3-1, 21, Tijuana, Mexico

Walter Zamora, 9-2, 26, San Jose, Costa Rica

Nate Diaz To Conor McGregor: “Rest Up, I’m Coming For You”

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Nate Diaz has issued a challenge to Conor McGregor.

The two, who met for a second time this past weekend at UFC 202, are now tied at 1-apiece after McGregor earned a majority decision. In …

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Nate Diaz has issued a challenge to Conor McGregor.

The two, who met for a second time this past weekend at UFC 202, are now tied at 1-apiece after McGregor earned a majority decision. In the first encounter, it was Diaz locking up a second round submission via rear-naked choke.

UFC president Dana White stated after the bout that there would be other matches to make before a third fight takes place, but Diaz did not seem interested in any of that.

And now a few days later, he remains focused on McGregor.

McGregor did say he wanted a possible third fight to take place closer to 145 pounds than 170 where the last two went down. Diaz previously fought at lightweight, competing for the UFC title.

Paige VanZant-Bec Rawlings Is The “People’s Main Event” Saturday (Editorial)

Demian Maia-Carlos Condit could be a ridiculous five-round battle between two of the very best in the welterweight division.

And seeing how Anthony Pettis fares for the first time at featherweight is an exciting prospect.

But the fight that could…

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Demian Maia-Carlos Condit could be a ridiculous five-round battle between two of the very best in the welterweight division.

And seeing how Anthony Pettis fares for the first time at featherweight is an exciting prospect.

But the fight that could generate the most feedback is the “People’s Main Event” between Paige VanZant and Bec Rawlings this Saturday night at UFC on FOX 21.

Needless to say, the females have made it a point to go above and beyond when it comes to exchanging inside the Octagon. Card after card, fight after fight, the “ladies” have really delivered some exceptional battles.

For VanZant, this marks her first appearance back fighting since competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” The 22-year-old Team Alpha Male prospect lost to Rose Namajunas last December in her first UFC main event, falling for the first time in four Octagon fights.

Still, many believe she is a future champion in this sport.

Rawlings is the “veteran” of this fight, as the 27-year-old has competed 11 times, including her last three with the UFC. That includes back-to-back wins over Seo Hee Ham and Lisa Ellis.

The Aussie has also shared the cage with the likes of former UFC champion Carla Esparza, Mizuki Inoue and Heather Jo Clark.

Will these two touch gloves to start? Doubtful, but they will most definitely exchange leather until one of them wilts or the final bell sounds.

Video: UFC 202 Gets The Slo-Mo “Fight Motion” Recap

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In all honesty, there just might not be a better set of highlights out there than when the UFC releases its “Fight Motion” series.

This one from the recent UFC 202 card ranks among the be…

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In all honesty, there just might not be a better set of highlights out there than when the UFC releases its “Fight Motion” series.

This one from the recent UFC 202 card ranks among the best yet.

Along with featuring some incredible slo-mo footage of the Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz fight, we see some awesome exchanges between Raquel Pennington and Elizabeth Phillips, the brutality of Cody Garbrandt and the perfection of Mike Perry’s back-flip.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a few minutes.

T.J. Dillashaw Continues His Push To Challenge Dominick Cruz

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T.J. Dillashaw still doesn’t believe he lost to Dominick Cruz earlier this year when “The Dominator” walked away with the bantamweight belt.

Dillashaw got right back on the proverbial horse and defeated Raphael Assuncao in July, setting himself up – at least in his mind – for a meeting with Cruz.

But now that Cruz is talking about Demetrious Johnson, Jose Aldo and even Cody Garbrandt, Dillashaw is upset. The former champion told MMAjunkie Radio that he wants his rematch – and he wants it now.

“I ran through Assuncao at UFC 200 and he was No. 2 ranked bantamweight and I was No. 1 and I did my job,” Dillashaw said. “And I feel that I should be getting a rematch for my belt.

“I’m telling you – he knows that it was a very good fight, that I won the fight, that I gave him the best match he’s ever had. He’s going to want to fight everyone but me, because him and his coaches admitted to me before the decision was made, telling me and my coaches, ‘Congratulations, what a great fight, you have a killer on your hands.’

Dillashaw won the belt with a victory over Renan Barao and is now 13-3 overall and 9-3 inside the Octagon.

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T.J. Dillashaw still doesn’t believe he lost to Dominick Cruz earlier this year when “The Dominator” walked away with the bantamweight belt.

Dillashaw got right back on the proverbial horse and defeated Raphael Assuncao in July, setting himself up – at least in his mind – for a meeting with Cruz.

But now that Cruz is talking about Demetrious Johnson, Jose Aldo and even Cody Garbrandt, Dillashaw is upset. The former champion told MMAjunkie Radio that he wants his rematch – and he wants it now.

“I ran through Assuncao at UFC 200 and he was No. 2 ranked bantamweight and I was No. 1 and I did my job,” Dillashaw said. “And I feel that I should be getting a rematch for my belt.

“I’m telling you – he knows that it was a very good fight, that I won the fight, that I gave him the best match he’s ever had. He’s going to want to fight everyone but me, because him and his coaches admitted to me before the decision was made, telling me and my coaches, ‘Congratulations, what a great fight, you have a killer on your hands.’

Dillashaw won the belt with a victory over Renan Barao and is now 13-3 overall and 9-3 inside the Octagon.

Report: UFC 202 “Third-Biggest” Event All-Time

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The UFC released the following into to ESPN Tuesday night, revealing that the recent UFC 202 card was the third biggest pay-per-view in company history.

Featuring a rematch…

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The UFC released the following into to ESPN Tuesday night, revealing that the recent UFC 202 card was the third biggest pay-per-view in company history.

Featuring a rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, UFC 202 stands behind only UFC 196 and UFC 100 in terms of draws for the promotion.

UFC 196 featured Diaz earning a second round submission over McGregor in the main event this past March with Miesha Tate submitting Holly Holm for the bantamweight title in the co-main event. It generated 1.9 million PPV buys and a total gate of $8.1 million.

UFC 100 included Brock Lesnar defending his heavyweight title against Frank Mir, Georges St-Pierre besting Thiago Alves for the welterweight title and Dan Henderson knocking out Michael Bisping. It generated 1.6 million PPV buys and a total gate of $5,128,490.